Travel Pro Interview Series: Felicia Broccolo

How Traveling Has Taught Me To Be A Happier Person!

By Ankita Seth


Q: How many countries have you traveled in so far?

Felicia: So far I have been to 27 countries! Some of those countries I have lived in for up to 3 months, and some I have just explored over an 8 hour layover! But all of the countries I have visited have been special to me in some way, and I'd like to visit most of them again!

Q: What countries are next on your list?

Felicia: I am heading to my 28th country, Australia, in just two days! I can't wait! After that, I can't wait to travel all of South America. It looks so beautiful and I would love to experience their cultures! But really, all countries are on my list!!


Q: Where would you go if you could fly anywhere in the world right now? What would you do there?

Felicia: If I could fly anywhere in the world right now, I would go home to California. I am currently living in New Zealand (which is incredible), but I have been away for 3 months which is the longest time that I have ever been away at once. I don't feel homesick because I have found the greatest people ever to surround myself with here, but I would still love to go home for a few days. My best friend just got engaged, a new dog, and her dream job. I want to give her and big hug and celebrate!

Q: Do you ever take days off from exploring while you’re traveling? If so, how did you spend those days?

Felicia: Traveling can be exhausting, especially when it's done for months at a time! I have been stuck on a boat all night with no where to sleep, stayed up for days at a time, and slept on more airport bathroom floors than I am proud of. But I would do it all again. Taking days off when traveling is so important and very needed. I loved being in Asia because a day laying on the beach, eating the best fruit in the world, and getting a massage was easy to come by! I also once found a hotel that had Netflix, and was so happy just laying in the room all day. Taking care of yourself, relaxing, and being okay with taking a day off of adventuring is so important!


Q: How has traveling long term changed your view of home?

Felicia: Traveling has changed my view of home so much. Traveling has firstly taught me to be a happier person, but it has taught me so many other lessons. I am a changed person. I love to do things alone, step out of my comfort zone, and try new things. Home is comfortable, and often doesn't change. Home is routine, and doing what society says you're supposed to do. I am so glad that I started traveling and moved across the world by myself because although home is safe, I found my true self away from home.

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